Engine Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal on Suzuki Sidekick

An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.

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Average mileage: 145,000 (130,000–185,000)
Engine affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
17 people reported this problem
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1991 Suzuki Sidekick - 1.6L 4 Cylinder 135,000 mi,
front crankshaft oil leak and I haven't corrected problem yet. any suggestions on how to replace?
1996 Suzuki Sidekick - 1.6L 4 Cylinder
Had several leaks under the hood. Just paid $400.00 for repairing one oil leak, and 2 new belts...only to discover I STILL have a leak underneath the engine (seal hardened). Quoted an $800.00 price. No repair made on that one.
1997 Suzuki Sidekick - 1.6L 4 Cylinder 185,000 mi,
Going to try a $5 seal conditioner